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A highlight from 726 One-Pilot Cockpits
"Rob is not chopped liver. Foie GRAS maybe, but not chocolate delivery. I can't even say guac. Welcome to the comic stylings of the airplane. And I just want to thank all of the listeners who express their gratitude toward amber and David, and I'm still opening all the gifts that you sent. And. If I like them, I'll keep them if I don't I'll pass them on to amber and David. Very good. Wow. Thank you for being my royal taste tester. All right, well look, let's get started with some aviation news from the past week. Everyone ready? We're ready from the west. Ready from Delaware. And the Midwest. For story, one pilot cockpit question. Here's what QF 32 hero and Sully Sullenberger think. Rob, Qantas flight 32. That was the A380 flying from Singapore to Sydney that experienced what you'd have to call a massive engine failure. It exploded and it did not remain contained in the nacelle of the engine. But the story itself is one that doesn't seem to ever want to go away. And people I know in the industry say, it's going to happen. It's absolutely going to happen. And but of course, the link to the quad is story was that the quotas captain had four other senior pilots on board when that engine exploded and they all put their minds together into kind of a mind meld to solve the problem because they had so many warnings on the icast system that they couldn't even figure out what to do next. So the captain, I can not, I can not begin to pronounce his name because it's a hyphenated French named can anybody else do it? It's kind of hoping you'd give it a shot. I'm not going to. I just remember him, but he did the thing that all pilots should talk to do. Aviate navigate and communicate. Get get and make sure the airplane is flying. Before anything else happens, and but of course, again, in essence of the story that we present tonight is that the aircraft manufacturers still want to figure out a way that they can go from two pilots on board to one. And now is this to prove the technology or above it's just to save money. It really is just to save money because not only will they not need as many pilots, but of course that means that the pilot that wasn't in the right seat of this airplane can be a captain on some other airplane that's flying with a single pilot. And because it's not, it's not a good idea. I mean, I watched from the days when they had four people on board went down to three for the flight engineer, and then to two, and now they want to do one. And it's simply not a good idea. You know, I like the way that the pilot that the captain described the situation and just to sort of paint the picture. He described it as the turban exploding into three pieces that exited the engine at over two and a half times the speed of sound. But the result or what happened next was rather dramatic. He said it's like a cluster bomb shrapnel hit the fuselage in over 400 locations with 200 impacts on the fuselage. 200 on the wing even 20 to the top of the 8 story high tail fin. Now listen to the 650 wires were cut, half of the networks failed, 21 of the aircraft's 22 systems were degraded. And so what's the situation in the cockpit? Obviously, he says, distracting alarms, her sounding continuously, the a three 80s displays are scrolling endless warnings and the big red light keeps flashing, even after continually being reset. He said so many things are broken on this aircraft, no engines are operating normally. There is a fuel jettison fault in auto thrust and autoland systems are inoperative. So the way that they reacted is like how you mentioned it, rob, he called it the hive mind of the pilots. They knew when they had a role to play because in the immediate 30 seconds after this happened, it was the pilot who had to concentrate and focus on what needed to be done next, but then as they progressed through this incredible emergency, he called it a hive mind, the pilots knew who needed to do what when, what the roles were and as a result, there was, you know, they landed the plane, even the landing was difficult because of the lack of systems and all. So you read this description and you think about, okay, so if there's one pilot in the future at some point, and it's telemetry, the plane is telemetry linked to the ground and there's either more human beings or AI systems or whatever providing assistance. You really, it's really difficult, I guess, to imagine that that working in a situation like this. All those lives would have been lost, I think, if there had only been one pilot on that plane. I don't have any doubt of that because this was not simply a story about an aircraft losing an engine, the one thing they did mention is I don't believe any of the fragments penetrated penetrated the cabin because I don't believe there was a depressurization issue which we had probably heard about it if it had, but and but again, I think how bad was it? It took the airplane without a lot, I'm sorry with the system failures. It was experiencing. It took them all 12,000 almost 13,000 feet of runway back at the airport to get stopped. I mean, they didn't have auto braking. They didn't have speed breaks. You name it. Nothing worked, but they got it down. They got it stopped and nobody got hurt. That that is an amazing event when you consider that this was the biggest airplane in the world. But still, it doesn't matter. It could have been a 7 37, and it's not right. It's not a good idea. It's unsafe. And it's going to catch up with them one of these days when they try it. You know, I think the point of the article is that we have these kinds of emergencies that can't be fully anticipated no matter how well you instrument the aircraft. They're still going to be things that it really helps to have the human onboard. It kind of makes me wonder, certainly this is an economic decision to try to get it down to one pilot. But I wonder if there isn't also an economic calculation that says, yeah, every once in a great while every 15, 20 years, we want to have one of these disasters we can't cope with. Yeah, the plane will crash. And that's the economic tradeoff that we're making.
A highlight from APG 546 Bang Bang Chicken
"Shows and aviation podcast covering the latest in aviation news and answering your great feedback. I'm captain Jeff, a pilot at a major legacy airline based in Atlanta, Georgia, and joining us today from her lakeside studio in south Carolina she's a doctor, skydiver, marathon runner, strength training, junkie, IPA connoisseur and commercial multi engine instrument rated backstabbing jumper, dumper, doctor steppe. Hey, captain Jeff. This morning I may coffee drinking all those things instead of IPA because it's early still, but nice to be here with you all on Black Friday. Great to have you with us as well and also joining us. From his studio. Professional photographer, former RAF RAAF fighter pilot. Retired Airbus a three 30 a three 40 captain for Virgin Atlantic airways, its captain Nick. Hi, Jeff. Hi, everybody. Great to be back on the show. Christmas is coming. The geese are getting fat, please put a dollar in the old man's coffee fund. Okay, not great, rhyme, but. Let's move on to from a place to stand in a place to grow in a place with lots of snow. From our studio in Toronto, retired financier and aviation enthusiast spreadsheet master and our producer, it's Liz, piper. Hello, everyone. All the snow is melted though. Oh. But you'll get more. We will. Have a good show, you guys. Thanks. Well, here you in my ear
A highlight from AvTalk Episode 191: What happened in Lima?
"And welcome to episode 191 of Avatar I am Ian pechenik here as always with chasing Roberto and how are you in Happy Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving to you, Jason. I'm doing well. I'm doing well. I've heard tell that you're a little under the weather, so I hope you're on the upswing. Yeah, I don't sound quite as bad as you did the last couple of weeks, but I don't feel so great, but we're going to power through this episode and the special episode. This is a special episode because this is the first episode that we have real players playing our avatar trivia game. Kiera and ganning will be on the show later to play the game and I hope everyone enjoys it and we'll keep doing it. Thanks to everyone who has reached out and said, yeah, I want to play the game. There's been quite a bit of you. So we're going to figure out the best way to make sure everybody can play because I want this to be a fun thing for everybody. So we'll start off with this week a bit later in the show. As Jason mentioned, it is Thanksgiving week we're recording on Wednesday the 23rd of November, the podcast will come out on Friday the 25th, so we'll just skip over Thanksgiving and say that everyone had a great one. But I will also say that everything knock on wood seems to be going okay. In the national airspace system so far. Yeah, at least here where it's relevant right now in the U.S. because it's only a holiday week here. I assume it could not be better. There is no significant weather anywhere in the country that I haven't even seen a blip of air traffic control delays or anything, everything is running as it should, so good job, everyone, take a break at some point. It's well deserved. Not probably going to be the same story later this week because Sunday, which is actually the busiest travel day, I believe, when everyone tries to go home at the same time, whether or not looking so great for that particular day. So we might have used all our luck today, but we'll take it where we can get yeah, it's been a beautiful week after the weather has been mostly quiet everywhere except for buffalo, which got, I think, 19,000 feet of snow. But not over the past couple of days, but not at the airport. I saw some people were playing spotting at the airport, and I was like, oh, that doesn't seem like that much snow. No, that's the beauty of Lake effects note, two miles to the south that got infinite number of snow, but up at the airport. Delta never stopped flying. But everywhere else, things have been going well. So yesterday the 22nd of November, there were 49,019 scheduled flights in the United States. Jason, how many of those do you think were canceled yesterday? 62, a few more than that, 219 flights. In total, we're canceled out of 49,000. So that's fantastic. And today that number is even less, a 168 flights so far have been canceled out of 49,124. So not bad, not bad at all. Yeah, I think I even saw united touting that they went the whole day without a single mainline or regional cancellation, which is seriously impressive stuff. Yeah, they did a very nice job yesterday. Is united the new delta? Wow. I've been saying that for about a year now, but I think so. I think so. So yeah, Thanksgiving is underway the busy travel season, especially this week, and then throughout the rest of the year. So here's hoping things go just as smoothly for the rest of the days and we're not back next week going, what happened over the weekend? But
A highlight from 725 Airshow Crash
"And inform you, explore and expand your passion for aviation and entertain you a little along the way. This week in the news, three are convicted in the downing of Malaysian flight MH 17 over Ukraine to warbirds collide at a Texas air show. A court order Siberia to limit carry on wait for the a three 50, a tens and B one B's as attack aircraft, an airport closure leaves seaplanes without a fuel source. GA airplane shipments increase, the G 700 on a world tour in a sustainable fuel plant is planned for northern Maine. All that and a special kind of announcement is coming up right now. Welcome to the airplane geeks podcast. This is episode 725 of the show where we talk aviation. I'm max flight. And with me is first David Vander hoof, our aviation historian from the American helicopter museum. Hello, all. Looking forward to tonight. Sorry, we missed last week, but it looks like all of us were running around doing things. I have a little bit of special news, but we'll save that for later.
A highlight from Captain Moonbeam: Corporate Pilot
"Moon. Hey Jim, thanks for coming on the pie at the pilot podcast. Well, I'm happy to be here. Looking forward to it. Like I said to you earlier, it has been a very quested to have you on the show. So I'm really excited. I know my listeners will be very excited to listen to the podcast and hear your story. Well, you know, I'm always so surprised when I hear somebody want to hear my story. And I don't know why that is, maybe old school or something like that. There are people out there who want to hear it. So let's go ahead and start. Let's dive right into why did you want to become a pilot? Where was the original inspiration? It started when I was either 6 or 7 years old. My dad worked for Delta for a while he was in reservations and he hated that. And he started working the ramp and then he worked the ramp for the rest of his life. And so as a kid, we were able to get non rev passes, and we traveled to see relatives. And we took a trip, I can't remember where it was, but we were at Memphis international before they even built the terminal. Walking out to the airplane, they all had props and it was a covered walkway. And it was a two engine Delta Air Lines turboprop. I'm guessing maybe it was a D.C. four. That's what it was. Yeah, and I said on the wing, by the window, I could see the prop out there spinning and I was hooked from the very beginning. And then we continued as kids, you know, flying all over the country. When my dad had time off and we did it on the cheap stated cheap place to stay with relatives and stuff like that. But I just loved every one of those adventures. One of every one of those experiences. And I always wanted to talk to the pilots up front. In fact, then you could. You know, you walked on board as a kid and said, hey, I want to look at a cockpit and they're like, oh yeah. You want to watch this land? Yeah. Right, right. And I remember specifically one night as a kid, I told the flight attendant that I wanted to see the cockpit. It was okay. And she took me up there, and they just opened the door, and I went in the cockpit, and it was nighttime. And all the lights and everything, it was just so incredibly cool. You know, all that I did was reinforce it. But then later in life, when I finally became an adult, I had convinced myself I could not afford to do it. It was too expensive. And it was very expensive. And I eventually got married and had a couple of kids. We were living in Memphis. And my in laws, my father in law was a pilot. And they bought me a introductory flying lesson that I went on for Christmas for Christmas. And it was like, oh my gosh, that's it. I came back. It's like, sorry. Yeah, yeah. It's a relative about getting money for flight school and also it's a stuff. Stuff and start like it is for most people that start older. I was 28, I believe it's hell that I was. Okay. And it took me probably two years to get my private pilot's license. After that, though, it accelerated. And so I was just going to ask, what were you doing before? What were you doing? So you got married, obviously you had kind of a career going. What was your original career? I was a, I'm not even sure I should say this, but I will say that it kind of leads into it. I worked in restaurants a long time. And then I actually was making money going to the race track Greyhound. I kid you not. And we went by to visit my grandmother one day and my wife just happened to spill the beans that she said, oh, you know, I also were going. That's what I was going for. She said, oh, he hasn't worked in months. He's going to look to the doctor. Oh my gosh, my life is ruined. The family humiliation and I went to the mall, we were going to the mall to get something and I walked by a store and there was a sign that said help wanted. And I actually picked up the side, both the sign with me inside and told them I'm here. I'm the guy you need, explained why it was. It was a little software store. And they hired me. I became a manager and area manager, and I ended up having the highest profit store in the company. Okay. Look at you. Yeah, but this is why this comes into flying. Okay, so at the same time as when I took this flying lesson and I started talking about it a lot and the guy that was in charge of the region and some other people started to get really concerned about what I was going to do. And he came down to talk to me and said, you know, we really worried about what's going on here that you may be leaving us. And I said, oh, no, no, no. This is just a hobby. It's fun. And it's just something to do on the side just a little passion here, but I'm not leaving. And he flew back to Pennsylvania. And that night, I thought about it. And I called him the next morning and he said, you know, I'm wrong. I'm giving you my two weeks notice right now. I'm going. And I ran off to be a pilot. Basically this way. How far along in that training was that for you? So when did you tell him that you were going to leave eventually and just focus on being a pilot? At that point, I had gotten my private pilot was right after I had gotten my private pilot's license. I always told people, look, don't do what I do. I'm not a good example. Doesn't mean it was the best choice. And I was thinking about doing my instrument rating. So right there, I just quit. And I think to huber springs Arkansas went down to Little Rock to a place called central flying service and ended up getting all my ratings there, ended up working for them. When I first got all my ratings, they wouldn't hire me. Because they didn't need any help. And it was very slow. The industry at that point, there was no hiring whatsoever. So I went to Conway Arkansas, talked to a guy that had a one 50 who wanted to rent it out and said, look, I'll get the students here. If you'll let me instruct it. And he did. And I started instructing and Conway Arkansas and started building a little following at a ground school. And when they saw that I actually had a following, they were like, oh yeah, why don't you? Yeah. We got room for it. Come on over. So I went over there and like I said, there was zero hiring at that point. And I ended up getting about 2000 hours instructing. Okay. And I got into their charter department at the same time. I was doing part time charter, which was in the finance of the duchess, king year 90 king year 200, and that's where I started off getting my multi time. After that, I went to trans states in St. Louis flying the embryo one 20. They say you'll sold off all the one 20s and they wanted everybody to go to work because they don't have dumb style there. And at
A highlight from APG 545 ACME Ejection Systems
"Here with y'all. Nice to meet Liz and captain Nick and Rick and see, Nick, macho again. All right. And yeah, good to see you. Last. Certainly not least, from a place to stand in a place to grow. Toronto, Canada, retired finance here in aviation enthusiast, spreadsheet master, and our producer. It's Liz, piper. Hi, everybody. Today it's a place with snow. Oh, it's a place for snow. I'm surprised it ever isn't. It's a pleasure for deicing operations. It was nice for the first three months or so, but march, it gets a little old. Yeah, fair enough. Have a good one, you guys. Thanks ladies. All right, let's hit the news. Stand by for news. All right, in Dallas, Texas, a tragedy, two World War II era airplanes collided and crashed while performing a flyover at a commemorative event in Texas on Saturday. The federal aviation administration said in a statement, 6 people were on board the two planes at the time of the crash, the commemorative air force said, a Boeing B-17 flying fortress, and a bell P 63 king cobra, were participating in the air force's wings over Dallas air show when they collided midair near the Dallas executive airport just before one 30 p.m. local time. According to the event's website, several planes were scheduled to do a flyover demonstration Saturday afternoon. Social media posts showed hundreds of people gathered to watch the flyover. The three day event is in honor of Veterans Day, which was Friday. Here's a quote from somebody named Montoya, 27 years old, who attended the airshow with a friend. I just stood there, I was in complete shock and disbelief. Everybody around was gasping. Everybody was bursting into tears. Everybody was in shock. Dallas mayor, Eric Johnson called it a terrible tragedy. The videos are heartbreaking, he tweeted, please say a prayer for the souls who took to the sky to entertain and educate our families today. Officials would not say how many people were on board the planes, but Hank Coates, president of the company that put on the air show set up. B-17 flying fortress bomber typically has a crew of four to 5 people while a P 63 king cobra fighter, plane has a single pilot, the B-17, an immense four engine bomber was a cornerstone of U.S. air power during World War II. The king cobra, a U.S. fighter plane was used mostly by Soviet forces during the war. Most B-17s were scrapped at the end of the world of World War II and only a handful remained today. Largely featured at museums and air shows, according to Boeing. There were no paying passengers on the aircraft, unlike that horrible tragedy, what was that last year or the year before in Connecticut? There was 2019, 2019, a couple of three years ago. And I know 9, right, I think. Yeah. So yeah, that was one of those fights where they had people paying to ride on the airplane. And in this case, it was just the folks that are involved in this. In this passion of flying World War II aircraft. And we do, by the way, this article from which I'm reading was a few days back at the time they didn't want to release the names of the people that died in the crash because they wanted to make sure that all the families were notified and but they have now released the names and I believe there are 5 on the B-17 and one on the P 63. And I'm trying to scroll down here to get to the names. Here we go. On the B-17, it was Terry Barker from Keller, Texas. Kevin K 5 Michaels, Austin, Texas, Dan Reagan, from Dallas, Leonard Len root, Fort Worth, Texas, and Kurt row, Hilliard, Ohio, and then the person in the pilot flying the P 63 king cobra from Montgomery, Texas, Craig hutan. And these are the two American Airlines retired video on the video we're showing a couple of pictures of two of the I think they were both the pilots, Barker and root, and they were formerly American Airlines airline pilots. And both retired. And oh, man, so immediately when I see something like this, Nick camacho, I think of you because you are involved in this kind of thing. And in fact, I don't know, was Betsy's biscuit bomber even. Was it there? Or was she somewhere else? Okay. No, they were out in California performing. This was this event was kind of the homecoming a yearend air show for commemorative air force and for people that aren't familiar with them or maybe people on the other side of the world. Commemorative air force is basically the largest organization largest flying warrior organization, I assume in the world. In the states, it's definitely a giant and it's basically something that was built up from a couple of farmers back in the 50s or 60s buying a Mustang. And then continued to grow it and grow it. And now it's a huge organization with chapters, dozens of chapters all over the country, airplanes, airplanes that they operate in their restoring, that number probably in the ah man, I don't even know how many are worthy, but they've got dozens of airplanes as well as the dozens of their chapters. So they do a really good job of kind of keeping the history alive and continuing to share the story. And they go beyond just flying the airplanes. If anybody's familiar with the red tail Mustang, that's a significant effort that the commemorative air force is done. Where they have not just restored an airplane for a specific purpose and that case it's kind of spotlight the impact of black aviators, the struggle
A highlight from AvTalk Episode 190: Would you like to play a game?
"Hello and welcome to episode 190 of avt talk. I am Ian pechenik here as always with Chester. And we've got a long episode today. We do, we do. We're wrong in content. Don't know about duration. Just yet. Yes. We're backfilling some of the things that happened two weeks ago during the week that we recorded the episode with last week's show with John Australia, which I hope you've listened to by now. And if you haven't, go do that because it's a really good one. And we've also got a lot of stuff that happened in the intervening week as well. So we're going to talk about all of that. Just to mention last week's show briefly, we talked about the future of Boeing and their future specifically in the commercial aviation market and one of the things that we talked about is what are they going to do next? What airplane are they going to build? And we had a number of people comment that they should just build the 7 57 again. Oh, okay, that's one way to do it. It comes up every time we talk about this because a, it's a great airplane. And people love it. But B, Boeing stopped building it when they probably perhaps could have continued building it for a while. But it's not coming back. The 7 57 is not coming back. That's done. Please stop suggesting it as a solution. Please don't email us. Please don't tweet us. Please don't. What is the new and toot us? Don't whatever. It's done. 7 57 is not coming back. It's done. It's not possible. They're not bringing it back. It's done. Done. Okay. Now we know how you feel on that topic. It's not how I feel. It's not how I feel. I feel like they should bring it back. But I disagree. But yeah, it's not going to happen. It's just not going to happen. I would love to see a 7 57 with GE 90 engine strapped to it. Why not? Sure. Why not? Why not? But these things just aren't going to happen. So anyway, stop asking. We're going up. So this weekend at the wings over Dallas air show. A P 63 king cobra collided with a B-17. All 6 crew members of both aircraft, the single crew member in the king cobra, and 5 crew members in the B-17 were killed, the NTSB is investigating. We didn't have a good track of either aircraft for that particular flight. So there's no ADS-B data to go into any of this discussion today. But suffice it to say that it's a terrible tragedy and the NTSB is on the scene and has been they've been collecting physical evidence. They've been interviewing participants. They've got tons and tons and tons of photos and videos from people who were there. Unfortunately, neither of the aircraft had recorders. Data recorders, so that makes things a little bit more difficult, but there were some recording devices on board, at least the B-17. And those have been sent to the NTSB lab in Washington, not necessarily a crash protected recorder. But other recording devices GPS devices. So hopefully all of that will help and aid in the investigation process. The NTSB has said that between four and
No Deaths Reported as Small Plane Crashes in Provincetown
"Okay this happened just a few days. Few days ago Province town plane crash. Victims suffered burns and broken bones from boston twenty-five news actually i think that There was a. I think we have three articles here. And i liked the second one a little bit better so this is From wc be in cape cod or wherever they're from Federal investigators arrived at a wooded area near province town municipal airport friday after a cape air. Flight skit off. The runway crashed the faa said. The twin engine cessna 4:02 went off the end of the runway while attempting to land province town municipal airport around four pm k. A cape said all six passengers and the pilot were taken to a cape cod hospital Let's see an. Ntsb investigator arrived at the scene on friday. The wreckage is expected to be recovered. Saturday and taken to a facility for further examination. The ntsb said the investigator will document the scene and examine the aircraft radar data weather information air traffic control communication airplane maintenance records and the pilots medical records will also be collected Passenger said the plane was attempting land when it ran into trouble. Here's a quote from one of the passengers. I have no idea if the runway was slick. Or not i know it was not slowing down. And he lifted off again and we went through trees and stuff. That's according to autumn. Care mother of two and a geriatric nurse from toledo ohio. Who was with her friend. Heather on the flight
Feds to Indict Ex-Boeing Test Pilot Over 737 Max Crashes
"A former boeing pilot reportedly expect to face criminal charges for allegedly misleading regulators. But safety issues blamed for two fatal seven. Thirty seven max. Crashes the wall street journal reporting that mark faulkner like the face prosecution. The coming weeks he was boeing seven. Thirty seven max chief technical pilot when the plane was being developed so that story continuing now in a unique and interesting way with criminal charges expected
How 9/11 Unfolded at Aviation Week
"Fran tell us about what you saw that day in new york and how you reacted beautiful tuesday morning and i was at home which was about a mile away from the world trade center. And it's a beautiful day. And i was contemplating playing hooky and conjuring up a medical appointment when i got a call from The new york office. Michael stearns who said turn on your tv a plane has just crashed into the world trade center. Well being a pilot and knowing that that midair alley I assumed it was a small plane that had gone into the world trade center only to discover. Of course it was not. We didn't know what was happening at the time b. then joined forces with the washington bureau on telephone conversation and i was eventually dispatched a downtown but how to get downtown. Because subways have closed down. So i walked about a mile to the world trade center. We're hundreds of people had gathered clear. Jay students from nyu friends and family of those who are in the world trade center trying to find out what had happened but not knowing what had happened. Of course the un no longer a reporter An external force Trying to piece together a story but you. You're a victim as well and i had to battle my own personal fears of terror. We did not know what was happening and The one beautiful thing there with that The clergy with comforting people all types of clergy. It was a beautiful moment where there was a lot of love extended to people who totally panicked so now what started with trying to find out factual information which was few and far between the tv tower had gone down in the tax and We were just piecing together various bits of data that were coming in from all over from local authorities from rescue teams From the military from the faa and from Lower manhattan when there was nothing else to do. We walked back to the office which is about three miles to see the world changing. They were armed. Guards national guardsmen with rifle drawn. Their fighter jets flying overhead. And this was no longer the world we knew. Then we're back to the office. We started scrambling to get The factual
Daedalean Flight Control Software
"This max flake and i'm here with hill glazier hill. It's good to speak with you again. We we seem to be talking quite a quite a lot these days. A lot more especially with venture right behind us. It's great to see you as well max And we've got ourselves of really fun interview so we'll just get right into it. Yeah we have a guest dr luc van dyke. He's the founder and ceo of the daily in which a zurich based startup. they're developing flight control software for autonomous flight. How their goal is to create an a. I pilot that will outperform human pilots currently the daily and is working with regulators with leading aerospace manufacturers and major e vitale companies to test and certify the first machine learning based sensor systems these guidance navigation and flight control hook. Welcome to the airplane geeks podcast. Thanks for having me. I took a look at the daily and webpage and it speaks to safety technology and economics. In fact it says safety requires it. Technology enables it and economics makes it inevitable. Maybe we can start by talking about. Why does safety require this technology. So gliding lying super-safe if you talk about commercials for the big airliners accidents are really into noise Recently we have a year with no accidents then. We had a year or two accident happens. There were clearly. You know common cause But not given how much commercially transport support there. Is that spacey However if you go to anything smaller anything that has a lesson nineteen seats especially if you go to the private segment
Weather (and Motion Sickness)
"We've had a few questions come in lately about motion sickness and i don't think there's a whole show around motion sickness so we're gonna take a few minutes early on here to tackle and give you some tips and tricks on motion sickness as a kid man. I couldn't run the back seat of a car. More than twenty miles without getting sick. And i mean really sick there were. I can remember times as a kid where i would drive to the airport and i would get more sick once. I got on the plane for some reason in my life. It doesn't bother me anymore. The ebony have you had any issues with motion sickness. I had a motion sickness issue on an airplane. One time i was A very young pilot. I was building time. I i worked for a company that has alignment that that did pipeline patrol. I was out flying pipeline patrol with a guy one time and He was actually the pilot. But i was. I was with them and Yeah i got. I got sick. We we stopped and ate lunch and Shortly after lunch My lunch decided it. Didn't want to be in my stomach anymore. And luckily we had an a a water cooler And so i i r- ruined that for the the other guy went out the next day and bought him the new water cooler But i i was dealing with some Inner ear stuff. At the time. I shouldn't have been flying. But i was because it was about ten hours apply time. I was going to get that and so i went out and and i flew fluid so i had some You know sign assi cold Type stuff going on. And and i think that's what really caused it but it's it's just a horrible feeling. I mean to be stuck in an airport. Especially if you don't have a six or someplace to to discharge what's gonna come out of your body. It's a it's a bad situation but i have I have had oh probably four or five check rides and i've given well over five hundred so You know maybe one percent of my check rides. I've had the applicants get sick you carry. Oh yeah absolutely absolutely. Never leave home without them.
Interview With Matt Johnson, Air Ambulance Pilot
"Hello and welcome back between two rings. I am your host to emily norman and today we have matt johnston with us. He is an air medical helicopter pilot. A dp also check airman at his company matt. Thanks so much for taking the time to chat with us. Thanks for having me of course so we start off each episode by explaining where we're at. I thought appropriate to show off my one and only helicopter experienced such as behind me. It was actually off years ago and the other fixed wing pilot when my co workers got to go up and we were like little kids on christmas. It was amazing. But tell us a little bit about where you're at a really nice shot got lucky with that. I was flying back tonight and One of our flight physicians Was riding up front with me. We don especially flight so with drop the other crew members officers just the document and So full credits. His awesome picture doctor and into But yeah he's not that picture. That's kind of become a certainly one of my favorites. Nice view of the queen city see cincinnati often view definitely a night. Flying always gives some epic views. Sled sokolow bit about being an airman co pilot. You get that flight requests. What's next. I would say that. We the majority of our time on making decisions for fights. It's january in our high ninety percentile weather related. Sometimes it's crew related. It could be other logistical issues and could be duty time or something like that but generally speaking this weather so being said we are if we're like green status than we have a pretty good idea what the weather's going to do for the day we can just go and respond once. We're call that if we're yellow like a day like today as you probably your rank worn down here. Beautiful ohio So we're really for shit. We have a phenomenal operational. Control centers are helping. That's based in shreveport louisiana. So everything that i'm looking at. There's another human being trained many of them you know aviators or aviation background meteorology backgrounds. They're taking a look at exactly what i'm looking at. And they're making sure that i've evaluated all potential hazards and risks
How to Become a Pilot
"Somebody came to you and said how do i get started. What do i do. What would you tell them. I would say to the young generation that is thinking. should i even consider flying. It is love changing eighties. The juxtaposition of the left and the right brain you know with the passion of flying in the pragmatic strategic in connection and monitoring those controls is something that activates your brain completely the fun way it allows you to become objective as you zoom out of the earth and as you zooming when you land you. Don't wanna go on to the air force if you don't want to go into a career when a vacation then you need to find out what the ecosystem will provide. You need to find out where the airports are. What resources are available to you in that local area because accessibility is going to be very very important for you get to an airport is close by so that you can fly an regular basis so that you can keep up you know not only with reunions but you can keep up your proficiency as a pilot so that would be an unconnected with other groups connected the only aviation enthusiast and in people love industry so that you can find more reasons to low variation and then internalize why you doings because even as his force fight them about soon. Get my private license. You have to have a passion that is bigger than any of the obstacles finding the air. You have to find the discipline. This strategic the pragmatic approach to keep up with those controls into or kambas obstacle. So you need to find your y. Whatever route you decide to go and then you need to find a resource sustaining and of course combing
Europes Travel Restrictions and the Fate of Aviations Recovery
"This summer began on a high note for the aviation industry in the us. Kobe nineteen infections were declining. Dramatically and air travel was rebounding sharply europe even reopened to us tourists. Some analysts saw it as the beginning of a fee shape rebound in air travel but as we head into september. The clouds are back cove is surging again in the us because of the highly. Contagious delta variant. The european union has proposed new restrictions on american travelers and the biden administration stubbornly refuses to let europeans in even though europe now has higher vaccination rates and fewer cove infections than north america as the moody blues would sing has the sunshine. We've been waiting for turn to rain here to discuss this all aviation weeks. Executive editor for commercial aviation jens float. He joins us from frankfurt germany. Also joining us as kevin michael's managing director of aerodynamic advisory and irregular. Aviation we calmness jens. Let's start with you. Tell us what's going on in europe with all these new restrictions it's complicated. That's the kind of the bad news part of it. So the european commission has proposed new restrictions for transatlantic travel given the high infection rate that we see in the us basically. It's saying that all nonessential essential traveled from the us should be stopped. Except if you're vaccinated and that the caveat is important because that obviously means that a lot of people will not be affected by this new mechanism. The other uncertainty in this is of course. European member states have to are in charge of zero and rules so the just proposal and it's not always that they all fall. Follow these proposals.
Piedmont Offering $30,000 to Captains and Upgrading First Officers
"Our first story comes up. Wait a minute where is this from pedley. Paddle your own canoe dot com. I didn't notice that. I'm not sure what that is but rob Pilots at piedmont seem to be making out financially pretty well these days well in terms of it's all relative to regional airline pilots but regional airline money has certainly gone up over the last few years From what we used to talk about pilots being paid peanuts and and they're making better but this time what really irked. Everybody was that the pilots got bonuses and the flight flight attendants are still arguing trying to get a contract and many people in the labor movement. Thought that was rather unfair and One of the comments. I saw this story was of course. It's unfair. that's what they have unions for because they have to fight for things like that. And i it never fails to amaze me that. Ceo's of any any organization can do things like that and say oh those people over there. Oh we we don't even see them they just don't exist But but hang on keep you know. Keep your dedication To the company going. Because we'll take care of you one of these days It's tough to Tough to stomach. I guess so. We should explain that. Piedmont is a wholly-owned subsidiary of american airlines it operates under the american eagle brand it's a regional carrier so Piedmont says they struck a deal with the alpa union. Where captains would receive a thirty thousand dollar retention bonus in november and additionally current i officers would get thirty thousand dollars. Also if and when they're promoted to captain
All About Mission Based Time Building
"What's up walling. Hey bobby how are you fantastic. There's always this week something that we get asked a lot about the. We don't really talk too much about but this week is all about mission oriented time building. A lot of people have asked us questions on the internet and via social media about you know how what are some smart ways to bill time. I think a lot of people are hoping. There's these a magical freeways out there. Wally that we could bill time and save money but better than splitting the cost. There's not many good options out there but we're going to give you some ideas to make it. Maybe a little less boring monotonous and talk about some ways to build some time with some mission based ideas What do you want to start off with today wally. Well what i want to start off with his is probably thirty. Thirty years ago The airlines started a a new trend in their training. They came up with a phrase called line oregon -ted flight training and we referred to it as loft l. o. f. t. line oriented flight training and basically what it means is rather than for a simulator session rather than just go in and say Let's see i think will work out of Of houston today. And we're going to go up and we're going to do some stalls and we're going to do three or four approaches. We're gonna do some engine out work. the airlines started trying to make it to where it was actually mimicked a real a real flight in other words okay. Today we're going to fly from houston to atlanta and in between houston and atlanta. We're gonna have some emergencies and we're going to treat it as if it were a real flight in other words we're gonna get in the simulator and we're going to have a time that we want to be off the gate. We want to try to simulate the rhythm of a real life flight
Interview With One-Eyed Pilot, Shinji Maeda
"Sir. Let me interrupt you. Let's go back for a second. Tell us about Losing your eyesight in one i. Yeah so they'll watch the big. My change bent when i was eighteen years old often. I graduate high school bam. I ended up to the union city on two months later they'll was the cox. The guy was the driving car. I was riding on the motorcycle at an intersection. He was not paying attention so Pretty much he ran over me. And george meany run on that day became the my fast soda fright fromm motorcycle to the ground. It's now i can make the kind of you know not joke. That the The accident was pretty significant to change the whole my life because the dow was fifty fifty chance. Either i'm going to abide Being visible so there was no chance to be back like you know like this physical condition in a now. I'm talking to you. i'm waving hands. I you know. I i can fry but at the time was the pretty much The that was cs deal in foxy my parents. My brother and sister oncle anti war informed that. Yeah he you know. Shinji hides the twenty four hours to go eat outside
Interview With Robert Sumwalt, Chairman NTSB, Retired
"Robber. Why don't you just give us a little brief I don't know three five minute Synopsis of your career. How how do you go from from a high school kid to becoming chairman of the national transportation safety while that's a great question. I've been wondering the same thing for a number of years so I i've i've been extremely fortunate You're right. I did start flying in high school By the time. I had graduated from high school. I i had my private and then of course went to college a few months later and i marched into the dean of students office after i've been at the university for just about three weeks in explain to him why we needed a flying club and then he sat down and proceeded to tell me all the reasons why that was not going to happen and on the way out and by the way this was the university of south carolina and on the way out. I said gosh. I just thought since clemson had flying club since one thousand nine hundred ninety eight i thought south carolina needed one and He said Sit back down young man and within about five months we had our first airplane For those who are not That aware is you can imagine having to state supported schools in a tiny state. There's quite a rivalry between those two between those colleges unfortunately clemson as the one with the with the football team the question is did clemson really have a flying club. Well you know as a seventeen year old. I was probably known to exaggerate things a little bit. But but to the best of knowledge. I think they they did so high school. What what what's next were you. You became a pilot of course next career that led you to the ntsb. Yeah i did. Of course fly all through college and i was hired by the university To be their pilot when they bought a brand new piper navajo chieftain in nineteen. Seventy nine had not finished school yet. But i was doing school and flying full time for the university. I flew there for two years. And then in february of eighty one got hired by p modern lines which of course got bought by by us air us
Interview With FlightAware CEO Daniel Baker
"Daniel thank you so much for joining us today. Grew to be here. Thanks so much for so to start off by explaining our backgrounds and we are both naked. Hugh sonian four flight and fly away are both based in houston so i thought only be appropriate to show our airports here. We're taking hobby site. Were probably both during familiar with but tell us a little bit about your background. Now you're making me feel about about representing the hometown here but this is a pretty cool picture. I took Just a couple of weeks ago. A friend of mine just got an sr twenty two t and wanted to go flying around the mountains. And so i think one of the best photos i got was on approach to telluride. And it's really cool as you kinda go between some some canyons and it's just sitting there on a ledge. It couldn't be any more unique or picturesque and not only. Was it cool to to land there but the technology and airplanes has come a really long every for almost twenty years and to think about the first time i flew the mountains of colorado versus doing it in a modern sucessor twenty two. A lot's changed throughout the industry can only imagine a lot has changed. And how often do you keep up with flying. Well it's one of those things. The more that i get involved in aviation but some ways the less i have time to do it but i'm pretty active now. I think that Once a week every other week. I think is is where i am. I think that the travels picking back up and that's going to help me from from flying perspective share and let's talk about at. What was the inspiration of her flag aware how they get started so i have always had a passion for airplanes end for flying and really. My background is in software development. And i got involved in the first internet service provider in texas in the early nineteen nineties and learned a lot about that and saw the evolution of ecommerce in the web and email and all these things then got involved in a number of other software startups in none of them. Were aviation related. I always had this sort of side interest or passion Wanted wanted to fly. So i started taking lessons in the end of two thousand two and loved it as much as i ever thought and it wasn't long after i started flying around texas in a one a two that i realized. Hey would be awesome if people could check my flights in if people knew what i was gonna land flew between actually austin hobby. Lots of your background is is familiar and people did know. Has he taken off yet as deviating around thunderstorm and so it was really a an is a labor of love but it was a passionate. The idea was how. Can i help both myself. And my family and other people who like to fly around in smaller plans to their friends and family know where they are. Meet him at the airport. It's evolved quite a bit since then.
How to Become a Technician
"Does he take to technician at the. Fa can you tell us what kind of training does one need. Sure so one of the awesome things i think about being a technician is our positions are so varied. There's so many different types of equipment that people can be working on so there's not an amount of training. That's really necessary to do this job. I mean it just depends on what it is. We get those military folks because they do have that training but we grab folks. it backgrounds. We have folks that are mechanical backgrounds. We have folks that are just kind of power system backgrounds that are working on h. Back and stuff like that because we need all of that to make sure that we're getting this work. Done h is particularly important because especially here in california. This equipment gets hot. It's just gonna shut down so it's a really important aspect but one of the best things about the technicians. You actually get that training once you come here so if you've already kind of worked in field that is marketable you're able to actually go train on the specific equipment and that's one of the best things about being a technician with the faa. When i came on with the agency. I went to radar concept school. I went to eleven squad. Didn't go to general radar. School actually learned the radar. On which i was going to be working. I went to two star school. I went to arts tweets. This is all just equipment and other just acronyms but everything that we work on. They send us to school specifically for that equipment and so you feel a lot more comfortable with that so really coming on. You don't need a ton of training. I mean if you have something. That's in the realm of it of of electronics systems of electrical systems h. Fac if you've got that background that'll get you in the door pretty easily and then when you get here. That's when you really get your training done and that's when you really learn exactly what you need to do.
Inside a New Skunk Works Factory
"Kitty sort of like kind of explain to everybody. This is a bit different. Why hockey's approach is different and tell us a little bit more about the the digital transformation that they're on yeah so it's it's kind of a two-part transformation that they showed us in in actually quite some detail quite elaborate detail during this tour on august tenth at site tin plant. Forty two also known as skunkworks in palmdale man the two parts to it one is is just on the digital side in his new approach digital engineering and digital manufacturing and the second is the sort of physical in standardization of that with infrastructure in the form of a new factory Huge new factory that they've built in erected on the skunkworks. Campus there in palmdale and So we get to see kind of both sides of that you know. Basically the sort of sub projects that this step by step series of sub projects where they proved out this or if digital manufacturing approach which they are now going to apply to projects. That are actually going to start building in this new factory in what they call building six six four eight on on on the campus so that was That was the point of the of the visit and the tour ride can just to set the scene a little. Now we know that the skunkworks really as it's it's modern era occupies. Most people now in palmdale in that corner of plant. Forty two those two large mainly to large hangar buildings that were built the stall factory in the desert that was built for the tunnel. I haven't program back in the late sixties so where in relation to those huge hang this the new facility right so there's building six. Oh one which is the building that we served commonly associated with the skunkworks quirks. Since it moved to palmdale from burbank in the late nineteen eighties to occupy that. Elton levin building.
FAA Fines for Unruly Passengers Top $1 Million This Year
"Have been getting worse and worse, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Those travelers have ranked up a record $1 million in potential fines just this year as covid cases keep rising. The rowdiness in this guy's doesn't look to be calming down anytime soon. Now, flight attendants have decided to take action, CBS News Transportation correspondent Errol Barnett Has more on how the flight attendants are taking matters into their own hands. Post 9 11 Self defense classes for flight attendants are back up and running this summer after being put on hold due to Covid. Hundreds have signed up for the half day classes as incidents of unruly passengers skyrocketed this year, mostly for refusing to wear a face covering lessons include how to deliver a punch to subdue an attacker as well as various de escalation techniques, the president of the flight attendants union tells CBS News now is the most dangerous time in aviation for her profession. One in five flight attendants have reported being involved in a physical altercation in just the last six months just
Duct-Taping on Planes Is Having a Moment
"When passengers are out of control flight attendants reach for last resort and he guesses duct tape well who thought duct tape would become an essential flight attendant tool. But we've seen in the news Duck taping used on unruly passengers. There was a woman on an american airlines flight. In july there was a frontier airlines flight with a man who allegedly groped and flight attendants and then more recently at american airlines cabin crew member had some duct tape during an incident with a young passenger. Although restraint cuffs were us instead The article points out it turns out this has been happening for years if i think they. They went back and looked and news. Reports from the past include united airlines passenger in two thousand three a woman on united in two thousand eight a man on icelandair in two thousand thirteen and a woman on american in twenty eighteen so duct tape as a as a restraint isn't apparently something brand new but we are seeing awful. Lot of it This year rob. What do you think is is this an effective Or advisable even method to subdue an unruly passenger. What do you think it's a funny thing. But when when i was flying for living i mean we. We never worried about this kind of thing because at worst we might have had somebody. That was a little inebriated or and they got a little little loud. Maybe a little mouthy with a flight attendant but but we never had People swinging at cabin crew. And and i. I mean if he i think that of course. I think the story mentioned that The restraints are only used with the permission of the captain. And i'd be the first one to say man tie that man that woman
A New Player in the Transatlantic Market
"So it's an exciting day today for one of america's most liked airlines jetblue flight w seven and airbus a-3 three twenty one l. Narrow body landed at london heathrow this morning after departing from jet blues new york. Jfk base last night that flight launched jet blue's entry into the transatlantic market beginning with daily service from jfk to heathrow and then adding daily service to london gatwick ultimately following with Boston to london. Ceo robin hayes. A former executive at british airways has promised to create a permanent and disruptive effect in the transatlantic market. So joining me today to discuss. What that could mean are two of my aviation week network colleagues north american air transport editor but ben goldstein and kepler senior analyst for the americas laurie ransom. Hey ben laurie great to have you on this. Thank you so to start off by just looking at that whole history that we know all too well of Long haul low cost carriers Starting up especially in the transatlantic market and more often than not failing What do you think might make this a different prospect with a jet blue and will this like jetblue like robin says be transatlantic disruptor. What are your thoughts laurie. Well i think as you said. Jetblue is one of america's most light brands and they have strongholds in new york and boston so they have strong point of sale here in the us. And i think that's a little bit different than some of the point to point carriers that had tried to do this in the past where if by bodies
American Airlines Will Let You Watch 30 Minutes of TikTok
"First item is comes from actually from american airlines american airlines takes tick-tock to new heights with free in-flight access for customers. So of course. American airlines provide some free in flight wifi offerings and it just added tick-tock. Now if you'll know what tic tac is ask your kids. It's it's the popular social networking service. That's owned by chinese company. Bite dance and now on via sad equipped narrowbody aircraft american. Let you connect to talk free for thirty minutes. And there's a quote from clarisa sebastian. She's americans managing director of premium. Customer experience an onboard products has kind of a mouthful. She says faster. Wifi allows us to deliver diverse in-flight entertainment options and eve and invest in innovative partnerships with platforms like talk customers. Play the lead role in helping us. Better understand what content they want during their inflight experience and tic tac is one of the platforms. They love on the ground and we're thrilled to work with via sat to give customers free access to tick talk while they're in the air as well. I don't know do you think The typical american customer american airlines customer is a tic tac user or or is it just me. That's kind of living in the past. No i don't think they are. In fact i'm sitting here going. Why are we talking about this. I just looked it up the typical. Us audience tick tucker sixty percent. Female forty percent. Male sixty percent are between the ages of sixteen and twenty four twenty. Six percent are between the ages of twenty five and forty four. So yeah it skews pretty young and i would say it probably skews younger than the average american airlines customer. So big deal about it.
Behind the Headlines at Boeing and Airbus
"Boeing last week wild wall street with its first profitable quarter in a long time but ceo dave. Calhoun seem less excited about when the company might launch. Its next clean sheet airplane in fact some believe he was signaling. It could be a long ways off for its part. Airbus's looking to aggressively ramp up production to cement. Its formidable lead over. Boeing in the narrow body market while embarking on a long and expensive are effort to develop a hydrogen-powered aircraft but twenty thirty five aviation week editors listened in on earnings calls and tried to make sense of where the two companies are heading. It was truly an exercise in reading. The tea leaves joining me to discuss. That are two of them. Senior editor guy. Norse an executive editor. Yen's floto guide. Let's start with you. Dave calhoun had been saying for a long time. If boeing launched a new clean sheet aircraft. They couldn't wait for the propulsion makers the propulsion wouldn't be ready would have to be other advances to to make the business case now. He's talking about the importance of propulsion advances. Is that a signal that this next airplane which originally was called anna may is not coming for a long time. is that what. He's gently telling us. Well so really good question i mean the point is is that we simply are in the dark so we just we should admit that up front to to start with so we are as you say. Having to look at the tea leaves along with everybody else so so what do we know. We do know that as of june as you mentioned calhoun told us you know he said. Look you know. We're sticking to his message. whatever comes next. We're not talking about big leaps in propulsion. You know we're just going to. All the savings are going to be made to the airframe technologies like that which was was fine near that made sense but something has changed and of course the big news from the propulsion side is the emergence of the cfm rise program. The open fan open rotor technology demonstrator.
Spirit Airlines Offers Double Pay to Flight Attendants After Massive Flight Cancellations
"Spirit Airlines hoping to recover today after four straight days of massive flight cancellations, and it's opening its checkbook as spirit airlines tries to get back on track. It will now give flight attendants double pay if they pick up extra flights. Nearly 70% of spirits flights have been cancelled or delayed. Spirit is canceling flights trying to rebooted system to begin recovering. ABC
2021s Biggest Air Show by Any Measure
"Been day wherever you are. Welcome to aviation week's check six and business and commercial aviation podcast. I'm all mcmillan. Managing editor of business aviation for aviation week joining me today is lindsay beauregard. Mri editor and mike elaborate director of enter royal production. The three of us are here in oshkosh wisconsin at the world's biggest air show a era venture oshkosh and it is the sixty eighth show this year. It's also the first one in two years since last year show is cancelled because of the cove in nineteen pandemic and tell you what The organizers say that in a normal year on sunday before the show there's about five thousand airplanes that fly in this year. The number is eight thousand. And they're saying that attendances back to twenty nineteen levels and the mood seems very enthusiastic and excited to be back. Mike this is your first time here and then see this society. This'll be my second one. My i was twenty nine thousand. Nine hundred and lindsey. You had unexciting morning morning today at the show. Yeah yeah. I did too right along for my first amer. Aaron bad flight the sixty six era stars so we flew in three experts or one hundred series aircraft They're very lightweight and they're good for robotics and go upside down aircraft and it was a whole lot. One says the maneuvers. They'll be air show at some of them yes so weeding. He did loops weeded. Barrel rolls At one point one of the aircraft lou underneath another one one of those numbers and i spoke to them afterwards and the current team of three has been together for five years but apparently to them pollen harvey have been finding it for twenty years so collectively between the three of them they have been flying as phillips sixty six eurostars for one hundred years
Possible ‘Jet Pack Man’ Spotted Near Los Angeles Airport
"A report of a man in a jet pack around 5000 in the vicinity of Los Angeles. Yeah. Commercial Airlines pilot Airline pilots have again reported the sighting of the jetpack men flying near Los Angeles Airport. He's back. He's back. The FAA says the most recent sightings were 15 miles east of the airport at an altitude of 5000 ft. Several pilots similar had similar sightings last year. But this is the first one since December and the FBI, local police all investigating so far, they haven't figured out who was flying around in that jet pack. The
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021
"My name's Tim it's my fifth oshkosh air venture Live near vancouver in canada and happy to be here. How this before. We continue I'll just mention that. Because of travel restrictions there are far fewer international visitors here to to air venture But but you found a way to smuggle yourself out of canada. I guess and You flew down correct. I did yep That's the one way we can cross by land at this point but through airplanes luckily we can make it here The other restrictions Cova test before we crossed the border to allow to be able to get onto the flight. And then i'll have to do the same on the return on the cobra test in order to return to canada all right. Hey it's Logan lynch Second time come to air venture Came in nineteen and is great excited to be here again. It's probably another record breaking ground this year. It seems like so Flew in from north dakota yesterday so glad to be here. North dakota put the land of the severe winter I'd say severe everything we get the extremes on both ends. We cost hunter three hundred and three up there. The other day we We'll get down to negative fifty in the winter. So it's extremes. Yeah crazy crazy also with us. Hello everybody. this is david. Abby from new york love the airplane geeks for on a right now. Just one of my first podcast. I've ever listened to and got me involved in aviation so it's great to see again at his first oshkosh and i flew in yesterday commercial from from new york via denver because of the I guess crazy Domestic airline operations lately but it went smoothly. No problem so glad to be here and just great to be among the aviation friends
Airports in the US West Dealing With Shortage of Jet Fuel
"Of jet fuel, coupled with supply chain issues, and an urgent demand from firefighting aircraft, continues to cause problems at airports around the West. In Nevada, state and federal lawmakers said they're investigating possible shortage of jet fuel that could delay cargo delivery and passenger travel at Reno Tahoe International Airport in the coming days.